Hello and welcome to my moth Blog. I now reside in a small village in East Cambridgeshire called Fordham. My Blog's aim is to promote and encourage others to participate in the wonderful hobby that is Moth-trapping.
Moth records are vital for building a picture of our ecosystem around us, as they really are the bottom of the food chain. They are an excellent early indicator of how healthy a habitat is. I openly encourage people to share their findings via social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
So why do we do it? well for some people it is to get an insight into the world of Moths, for others it is to build a list of species much like 'Twitching' in the Bird world. The reason I do it....you just never know what you might find when you open up that trap! I hope to show what different species inhabit Cambridgeshire and neighbouring counties.
On this Blog you will find up-to-date records and pictures.
I run a trap regularly in my garden and also enjoy doing field trips to various localities over several different counties.
Please also check out the links in the sidebar to the right for other people's Blogs and informative Websites.
Thanks for looking and happy Mothing!


NFY = New Species For The Year
NFG = New Species For The Garden
NEW! = New Species For My Records

Any Species highlighted in RED signifies a totally new species for my records.

If you have any questions or enquiries then please feel free to email me
Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

My Latest Notables and Rarities

Wednesday 9 May 2012

Catch Report - 08/05/12 - Back Garden/Farmland

Well what a grotty soggy morning for moth counting, everything was sopping, and even during writing each species down, the paper got wet and the ink run.... nevertheless I was adorned with over 30 species of Moth this morning! I couldn't believe it.
I am still sitting here waiting for the rain to lift to take some pictures, but they may have to wait until tomorrow morning!
A minumum of 11c was recorded and with light winds, this probably suited the moths perfectly.

Catch Report - 08/05/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

1x Maiden's Blush [NFY]
1x Purple Thorn [NFY]
4x Spruce Carpet [NFY]
2x Grey-pine Carpet [NFY]
3x Green Carpet [NFY]
2x Common Swift [NFY]
2x Scorched Carpet [NFY]
2x Waved Umber [NFY]
1x Small Waved Umber [NFY]
2x Frosted Green [NFY]
1x Spectacle
2x Latticed Heath
2x Oak-tree Pug
2x Clouded Drab
1x Chocolate-tip
1x Mullein
7x Brindled Pug 
1x Angle Shades
1x Common Quaker
1x Swallow Prominent
1x Lesser Swallow Prominent
1x Pebble Prominent
1x Iron Prominent
1x Red Twin-spot Carpet
1x Red Chestnut
2x Powdered Quaker
4x Flame Shoulder
3x Hebrew Character
Micro Moths 

1x Monopsis weaverella [NFY]
1x Incurvaria masculella [NFY]
4x Adela reamurella [NFY]
2x Eriocrania subpurpurella [NFY]
1x Prays fraxinella [NFY]
1x White Shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella
2x Micro id's

Maiden's Blush

Latticed Heath

Oak-tree Pug

Purple Thorn

Scorched Carpet

Micro id

Micro id 2

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